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1,778 Ratings



Directed by Jean Cocteau
France, 1950
Fantasy, Romance


This 1950 update of the Orphic myth by Jean Cocteau depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais) scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife Eurydice (Marie Déa) and a mysterious princess (Maria Casarès).

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Orpheus Directed by Jean Cocteau

Critics reviews

Cocteau adds his own extra dimension to the original myth – by making the dead human beings with human feelings and desires, and it is perhaps this above all which makes for the marvellously successful balance of the real and the magical in the film.
June 01, 1950
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